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 COMA Call for pieces
Summary:Opportunity for composers to write for a local ensemble
Deadline: 28 May 2012
Date Posted: 23 April 2012

Deadline for finished pieces: 28th May 2012

Composers are invited to write flexibly scored works on the theme The Natural World
to be workshopped and recorded by a CoMA ensemble in their region.
All pieces will be considered for inclusion in the CoMA Library and future

Composers will be able to visit their local CoMA ensemble in rehearsals or concerts,
hear the music they are playing, talk about their repertoire and see how flexible
scoring works.

The theme The Natural World will give you an opportunity to explore some aspect of
the natural environment and our relationship with it in any way you see fit.

CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) ensembles in Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds, London and
Sussex will rehearse pieces submitted for that ensemble in day-long workshops in the region.
Each ensemble will be able to workshop a maximum of 6 pieces. Works will be selected by a
panel including established composers and representatives of the relevant ensemble.

To take part please contact the CoMA office ( for an application form and
guidelines for flexible scoring. You will need to nominate the ensemble you would like to write
for. Finished scores to be sent to CoMA by Monday 28th May 2012 with a fee of 10 to cover
administration costs. Scores can be sent as pdf files to or by post to CoMA
Call for Pieces, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.

You are very welcome to arrange a visit to the CoMA Library to look at scores, or you can see
samples of scores on the website.

Workshops will take place on a Saturday or Sunday between July and December 2012, to be
decided by each ensemble involved. Composers who take up the offer of the workshop will
then be asked to send all parts to the ensemble with a fee of 30 which will cover the cost of
the conductor and the venue.

For any further information please contact Liz Herbert at